Volunteer News

Volunteer at the Portland Film Festival

Download the current Volunteer Needs List for the Portland Film Festival, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities
In a world increasingly dominated by huge tent-pole films, independent voices are more vital to our culture, and more in need of support, than ever before. Portland Film Festival brings diverse voices together like no other festival in the state. We host world-famous guests and our #FutureFilmmakers program with the Boys & Girls Club of Portland gives educational experiences to underprivileged children.

Why Volunteer?
The Festival has always been dependent on the energy and support of our volunteers. Volunteers are the lifeblood to our operation, because frequently they are film lovers and filmmakers too. We need volunteers before, during and after the Festival as well as year round to support our community outreach programs.

Top 4 Volunteer Needs:
  • Volunteer coordinators (3 people)
  • Social media mavens (5 people)
  • Sales and solicitation development (2 people)
  • Film submission and traffic (6 people)

Download the current Volunteer Needs List for the Portland Film Festival, click here.


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE—Submit Your Film by April 10th

Photo of Portland Film Festival audience

Submit your film to the Portland Film Festival held in October before Midnight PST, Friday, April 10th to get the Early Bird submission fee. Prices go up, so don’t miss the cheapest price to submit now!

Portland Film Festival Makes Moviemaker Top 50

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2019

The Portland Film Festival is excited to announce its inclusion in the Moviemaker Magazine list of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” 

Volunteer Coffee with the Portland Film Festival

The Portland Film Festival is hosting its annual Volunteer Coffee Event on Sunday, January 5th. The event will take place at the Hi-Lo Hotel in Downtown Portland between 9:30-11:00am.